Friday, November 19, 2010

Abby

Abby & Aris April 2010

Dean walked outside tonight and found our Abby dog by the girls swing set. She had passed away sometime this afternoon. I feel horrible that I didn't realize sooner. I've been so preoccupied with all the yuckies that have been in our house I haven't taken the time to walk outside in the last few days. We took Abby in a few months after Dean & I got married. His ex wife couldn't handle her anymore. She had been rescued from an abusive home so she was never very social with the kids. She didn't like other dogs & tolerated Blu. Despite her standoffish nature we all loved her & she will be very missed. The girls are going to be devastated. I know they will want another dog but I'm afraid they will have to wait. I don't want any animals for a while. I can't stand the thought of loosing another animal. This really is bittersweet. She was very old & blind. She didn't seem to be in any pain but I'm pretty sure she is in a much happier place right now. We'll miss you Abby dog. Have fun hanging out with Blu. We love & miss you both.

5 comments:

mysteryhistorymom said...

Summie- I am so sorry to hear about sweet Abby. It is amazing how much we can love our pets. I love how you rescued Abby and made her a part of your family. You were a blessing to each other. Such a precious picture. Bug hugs to you, dear friend. I know this time is so hard.... Lori

An Art Nest said...

oh, sweet dog!

Ctina said...

We lost our beloved Button-Boy kitty a few weeks ago. It still hurts sometimes to think about it but it's getting easier. We had him for eighteen years and he was hit by a car. I'm sorry for your loss but as you said, Abby is in a happier place. If she can tolerate cats I hope she visits Button-Boy, Misha, Ginger and Baby. It won't be long before my poor old cat Ninski (20 Years) will be joining them. We have one more cat, Zoom, that is young and vibrant and my husband says "that's it" because he doesn't like going through the heartache of losing a friend. Anyway, we know how you feel. Celebrate Abby with a special Christmas ornament for your tree. Your kids would like that.

blue china studio said...

Oh, it is so sad to lose a pet and friend. I'm sorry for your loss.

Elissa said...

oh, i'm so sorry to hear this, S. hugs to all your girls. it is hard to lose a pet. we are just venturing down the doggie road, although i grew up with dogs and cats and it's always said no matter how they go. i think you are right to take a break.. you'll know when it is a good time again.